CAM Mash Up: This Week (June 18 - 24, 2017)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on June 18, 2017


The future has arrived for this week's CAM Mashup. We're looking ahead at the amazing partnership TOPS has forged with Pacific Premier Bank, saftey tips for any upcoming 4th of July festivities, and the ways revolution has impacted the intercom. But don't fear the future! We've also covered how to make technology automation work for you. We'd love to hear about your future, too! Be sure to share any of your big news in the comments section.

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

Robot Apocalypse

"So if the robot takeover is inevitable, how do you make it work for you? The trick to automation is not to automate everything, it's to automate the RIGHT things. How do you stop time-consuming phone calls from homeowners, where 90% of the help they’re in need of is simple account information, without implementing a terrible human replacement? Approach the problem from a different direction. Why automate the response when you can instead automate access to the information?"

TOPS Partners with Pacific Premier Bank

"TOPS Software, a leading provider of Community Association Management software, announced today that it is developing an interface between its award-winning condo/HOA accounting software, TOPS [ONE]® and the popular Pacific Premier DataVault® service offered by Pacific Premier Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc." Find the press release here!                              

Revolutionizing the Intercom

"It’s now possible to buzz a visitor into your apartment from the beach in Cancun. Many New York co-op and condo buildings are equipped with video cameras so residents can see who’s at the front door. Now a growing number of boards are opting for cutting-edge technology that allows residents to see and speak with visitors and buzz them into the building – even if the resident is in the coffee shop at the corner or on the beach in Cancun." Check out the new technology here! 

4th Festivities

"The fourth of July is just around the corner, and many people have already begun making plans for fireworks and festivities. It’s a great time to get together with friends, grill out, splash in the pool, and watch fireworks while celebrating our country. However, it can be a busy time in HOA communities with people coming and going. Here are a few tips for staying safe while celebrating."

Property Manager's Role

"Your community manager plays an important role in the effective running of your homeowner’s association. A strong working relationship between board, homeowners and property manager makes it easier for you to get the most out of your HOA. Conversely, a strained managerial relationship can cause frustration all around. Your community manager acts as an agent of your HOA and provides service to both the board and residents. By understanding the role of your property manager, you can get a better sense of how these dedicated individuals apply their expertise to help your community and what you can to help them be more effective at their jobs."

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below! 

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